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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson: President Must Comply with Law or Congress Should Start Impeachment Proceedings

Sep 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement regarding information brought to light by a whistleblower in the Intelligence Community and found to be serious and credible by the Intelligence Community Inspector General concerning potential interactions between the President of the United States and the President of Ukraine. 

“The information brought to light and deemed of ‘urgent concern’ by the Intelligence Community Inspector General, Michael Atkinson, regarding possible interactions between the President of the United States and the President of Ukraine is deeply troubling. Moreover, the President of the United States continues to be completely unwilling to work with Congress so we can perform our Constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight.

“If the President did in fact withhold Congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine to leverage that nation’s assistance in his re-election campaign, he should be impeached. If the President continues to refuse to cooperate with Congress in our Constitutional oversight responsibilities, the impeachment process should begin forthwith.”

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Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.  He is a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he chairs the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. Rep. Thompson is Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus and a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition.